It is extremely helpful to understand the high-level acquisition policy landscape to ensure that day-to-day operations are tracking in the right direction. Kathleen Briggs, Ironstar Technology Inc.

Acquisitions are so central to Contract Management, they’re often referred to side-by-side: a search of either term will bring up the other. Acquisitions are about logistics: contract negotiations, procurement, orders, payments, supply chain, shipping, delivery, communication. NCMA prepares you for all of it.

What Do We Mean by Acquisition?

Acquisition is the coordination and integration of a comprehensive plan to fulfill a customer need — on time and on budget. It includes developing the overall strategy and adding value through:

  • Relevant market research
  • Risk analysis
  • Formulation of a contracting strategy


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